Boston College at Louisville College Basketball Game Picks 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
KFC Yum! Center
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The Boston College Eagles head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 12 point favorites.
Boston College comes into this game with an overall record of 9-6. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 74.4 points per game while giving up 71.9 per contest. Louisville has an overall record of 11-5. They are averaging 80.0 points per game and surrendering 69.8, good for a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 7-8-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 8-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 7-7-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
01/15/19 F Steffon Mitchell Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Louisville
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ky Bowman comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 38.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Wynston Tabbs averages 14.1 points per contest in 31.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jordan Nwora scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Christen Cunningham averages 10.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 74.4 points per contest, which is 169th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 211th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 323rd in the nation. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 84th and 303rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 264th with 12.3 per game. The Eagles allow 71.9 points per contest, which is 197th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 68th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd, and they allow 14.6 assists per game which puts them in 270th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 48th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 49th in the nation with 80.0 points per contest this season. They are 143rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 130th in the NCAA. They are 80th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.3 boards per contest and 185th in assists per game with 13.6. The Cardinals are 253rd in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Cardinals give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 137th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 113th and 193rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 105th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 59th with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 56th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Eagles are 178th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.4. In terms of pace they are 185th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 234th. As a team they are 200th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 170th in Division 1. Boston College is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 256th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 112.9, which is ranked 36th. They are 235th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 116th. As a unit they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College +12
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